Calgary’s Best Bike Rides Guidebook – Signed Copy!



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Calgary’s Best Bike Rides is a guidebook with 50 cycle tours and pathway pedals. Afternoon ice cream pedals to full-day Tour de Calgary tours, there are rides for all interests along with 100’s of suggested detours throughout the city of Calgary, Alberta. Detailed maps lead you along river pathways, through neighbourhoods to iconic, quirky, and awe-inspiring sights. Connect, discover and explore Calgary by bike and become a tourist in your own city!

“If you’re looking for the perfect pedal, trust me, you will find it in this book. Featuring over 50 rides, and covering every quadrant of the city, every nook and cranny, every “secret” little spot, Beattie’s book has it covered. With detailed maps, excellent photographs, and all the little “extras” that you’ll find helpful and enlightening, this is a resource that every Calgary cyclist, or wannabe cyclist, needs to stash in their pack.” Andrew Penner, Calgary Herald

Get a signed copy when you order through

Also in all bookstores, bike shops, outdoor stores & other cool shops all over Calgary and beyond! See below for a list of Calgary stores.

Published by Fit Frog in Spring 2022

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Best-selling author Lori Beattie is back and this time she is connecting the city by bike. Pedal along the Bow River past the Peace Bridge before connecting to the East Village RiverWalk and St. Patrick’s Island. Disconnect and recharge on a ride around the Glenmore Reservoir. Enjoy big sky views from Royal Oak, Panorama Hills, Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park, the Dover escarpment, Scotsman’s Hill, and Fish Creek Provincial Park. Detailed maps lead you from river pathways into neighbourhoods, through parks, and past Farmers Markets and local shops where you can fill your panniers with fresh produce, spices and ingredients from around the globe. Calgary’s Best Bike Rides has something for everyone, including Lori’s suggestions on where to find the best locally made ice cream, craft beer and bagels. Connect, discover and explore Calgary by bike on these 50 curated cycle tours and pathway pedals. 

  • Detailed full colour maps for every ride
  • Fantastic photos featuring Calgary’s iconic, quirky and awe-inspiring sights
  • Detours, destinations, and suggested pit stops featured for every ride
  • Afternoon ice cream pedals to full-day tour de Calgary rides
  • LRT start options so you can leave your car at home
  • Sidebars featuring tasty pit stops, mountain biking in Calgary, geology, First Nations history, botanical gardens, winter biking, wetlands, and why biking makes us happy!

Look Inside!

Here are some sample page spreads from the book. Each page spread is 2 pages in the book. Theses samples have been pulled from throughout the book to give you an overall feel.


In the Media

Check out Calgary’s Best Bikes Rides in the media

Calgary Herald: Insider’s Guide to City’s Bike Trails

CBC The Homestretch: Calgary’s Best Bike Rides Summer Series, every other Tuesday at 3:30 pm starting July 5

CBC Daybreak

CTV Morning Live (multiple bike book segments)


Check out Calgary’s Best Walks in the media!

Global TV- book review

CTV Morning Live– Lori is the CTV Walks Segment host

Avenue Magazine

Calgary Herald– Lori’s favourite urban jaunts

Calgary Herald – book review

CBC Daybreak

CBC Homestretch

Google Ride Map

Calgary’s Best Bike Rides Google Map

Use this Google map on your phone to help with navigation when using Calgary’s Best Bike Rides guidebook. Detailed maps of these routes are in the book. This map is meant as a complement to the maps in the book which have much more detail. This overview is meant to help you navigate when you are in a new-to-you area. To open the map in Google Maps on your phone, simply ‘View larger map” by clicking the box in the upper right-hand corner of the map.

In stores- where to buy!

Purchase Lori’s books at these wonderful stores! If you would like to sell Calgary’s Best Bike Rides in your store, please contact Lori to order and arrange. Standard industry discounts apply and shipping is FREE within Calgary for orders of 10 + books. Order both of Lori’s guidebooks in any combination to reach the 10 minimum and enjoy free shipping.


Southwest Calgary

  • Owl’s Nest Books (Britannia Plaza)
  • Shelf Life Books (Beltline)
  • Indigo, Chapters (all over the city!)
  • Steeling Home (on 17 Ave)
  • Stuff (Beltline, 11 Ave)
  • Cookbook Company (Beltline, 11 Ave)
  • Map Town (Downtown, SW)

Northeast Calgary

  • Indigo, Chapters (all over the city!)

Northwest Calgary

  • U of C Bookstore & Medical Bookstore
  • Pages Books (Kensington)
  • Indigo, Chapters (all over the city!)
  • Bow Cycle (Bowness)

Southeast Calgary

  • Breathe Outdoors, formally Camper’s Village (MacLeod Trail)
  • The Next Page (Inglewood)
  • Indigo, Chapters (all over the city!)

Outside of Calgary

  • Tap Town Books (Nanton)
  • One of a Kind (Bragg Creek)
  • Yooneek Books (Okotoks)
  • Café Books (Canmore)
  • Analog Books (Lethbridge)

Bulk Orders

Get signed copies for clients and staff! Here are some ideas:

Booksellers & Retailers

If you would like to sell Calgary’s Best Bike Rides in your store, please contact Lori to order and arrange. Standard industry discounts and terms apply as well as FREE shipping (to Calgary stores) for orders of 12 or more books. Order both of Lori’s guidebooks in any combination to reach the 12 minimum and enjoy free shipping.

Calgary Local Gift Baskets

Add a copy of Calgary’s Best Bike Rides to a locally themed gift basket for clients or staff. Throw in some gift certificates for local cafes, bakeries like Bread Culture or Sidewalk Citizen, some locally roasted coffee from Rosso or Monogram or Phil and Sebastian, some specialty tea from Naked Leaf, chocolates from The Chocolate Lab or Master Chocolate, and perhaps some tickets to a local theatre or music event.

Lawyers, Financial Advisors, Real-Estate Agents, Mortgage Brokers – anyone and everyone!

A local book signed and personalized by a local author is a great gift. Give my book to your clients to say “Thanks!” or to welcome them to Calgary (or to their new neighbourhood).  The best way to get to know a city is to walk it!

Teachers and Schools

Grab copies of Calgary’s Best Bike Rides and have the author come to the school to be part of a walk or speak about writing the book. Use maps to learn navigational skills. Add active transport initiative to the active living curriculum.

Health care professionals

Prescription walking and biking: Nothing beats prescription biking and walking to improve health. Every waiting room should have a copy of Calgary’s Best Bike Rides and Calgary’s Best Walks. Walks.


The “Bike Calgary” package. Add a copy of Calgary’s Best Bike Rides to an “Explore Calgary” package.

Anyone who would like to order in bulk for staff, clients, or friends, please get in touch to discuss possibilities.


Lori Beattie
Lori is Calgary’s urban hike queen is set to become the queen of the urban bike. She presents to groups on the pleasure of taking a walk and connecting the city by bike and is a segment host of CTV Morning Live. Lori leads Calgarians on walks, Rocky Mountain hikes and snowshoe days with her company Fit Frog Adventures. Some might call it a walking addiction, a pedestrian passion. Lori (and her dog) would agree. Learn more about Lori here.


The Designer

Sergio Gaytan
Illustrator, Designer

Sergio created the exceptional maps, cover, illustrations, layout and design of this book and in Calgary’s Best Walks. The maps, full colour and to scale, are what make this book stand out. He has created a guidebook that is beautiful in design and functional on the trails. Thanks to Sergio for taking both of my guidebooks to a whole new level in the guidebook world. You continue to raise the bar!

Contributing Photographers

Cody Stuart

Father of twins. Rider of bikes. Taker of pictures.

When he’s not riding his bike with friends, Cody can usually be found biking or hiking with his kids in and around Calgary, or somewhere out in the Rocky Mountains. Always on the search for new routes, his cycling travels have taken him all over Southern Alberta, British Columbia, Hawaii, Montana, California, and Spain – thanks in large part to his very understanding wife.

Connect with Cody on Instagram @betamanic

p.s You’ll see some of Cody’s photos at the top “Lori’s Guidebooks” page on and many more in the book. The cover image is Cody’s!

Amanda Fenniak

Lover of cats, bikes, graffiti, travelling…& coffee.

Amanda was born and raised in Calgary and has been a year-round cyclist for around 7 years. She loves taking photos while out and about. The quest for that great shot encourages her to discover “new-to-her” places and to find new sights.

One of the most rewarding parts of biking everywhere is encouraging others to try it as well. Anyone regardless of age, background, or body can enjoy biking as much as I do. Being on a bike is a wonderful way to see and feel connected to Calgary and the people who live here.”   Amanda Fenniak

Connect with Amanda on Instagram @theyarngeek